Report: Renewable Energy Jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa and India 2022 | Power for All

The Powering Jobs Census 2022 aimed at assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the growth of Decentralized Renewable Energy (DRE)  jobs. The sector continued to create good and meaningful employment in sub-Saharan Africa and India since the last census (2019). The report provides a comprehensive overview of employment in the DRE sector, including […]

HPAU Extends NEC Mandate for a Year

The Hydro Power Association of Uganda (HPAU) Ltd has extended the mandate of its National Executive Committee (NEC) members till 2023. This decision was arrived at during the association’s Annual General Meeting held at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development boardroom on August 31, 2022. During the deliberations, the members observed that only a […]

Hydro Power Association of Uganda(HPAU) holds 6th AGM

The Hydro Power Association of Uganda held it’s 6th Annual General Meeting at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) on 31st August 2022. Amidst the various hinderances including the unfortunate demise of Eng. Miiro Emmanuel Musoke and Eng. Emmy Matovu’s terminal illness, the HPAU Board was able to hold an AGM to reflect […]

UNREEEA Concludes Biomass Training for ICYD Beneficiaries in Nakulabye

UNREEEA has concluded a four-day training session in biomass for ICYD beneficiaries in Nakulabye. The training commenced on Tuesday 2nd August 2022 with the making of Improved Cook Stoves (ICS), a training conducted by Mr. Isma Wamala from African Energy Environment Saving Stoves and Construction Ltd. According to Mr. Isma, the most important step in stove […]

Updated E.A Solar Tax Handbook and Portal

On Wednesday 7th July 2022, the East African Renewable Energy Associations with support from GOGLA and BDO launched the Updated East Africa Solar Taxation Handbook and Portal. With the continuous changes in customs tax laws and regulations including exemptions on importation of specified solar components within the East African Community (EAC), the National Renewable Energy […]

Energy Efficiency Awareness in Northern Uganda

From 16th to 20th May 2022, President EEAU Elvis Ssekate traversed the areas of West Nile, Acholi, Lango and Teso (in Uganda) to create awareness of #EnergyEfficiency. In collaboration with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH PREEEP (Uganda) under the ‘Clean Energy For A Better Life’ campaign, The team held radio talkshows on 90.9 […]

UNREEEA’s Member Needs Assessment Report Validation

In the recent past, private sector players in the energy sector who are mostly members of the Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) have played a significant role in providing energy for Social and Economic Development in Uganda. However, in providing energy services some challenges still exist which need immediate action. To […]

USAID-ICYD/UNREEEA ORIENTATION TRAINING

Uganda still faces a challenge of increased vulnerable children and youth both as natives and refugees and with the global campaign to increase adoption of renewable energy, USAID in collaboration with Uganda National Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Alliance (UNREEEA) launched a program to empower vulnerable children and youth through renewable energy technologies.   Early […]

SENDEA: Deepening the Role of Renewable Energy Actors in Uganda

On 2nd April 2022, Germany’s international cooperation arm and Sendea, a programme of the Stiftung Solarenergie (Germany) a network of like-minded local solar companies, called for wider access, affordability and integrity to ensure sustainable growth of the renewable energy sub sector. This was addressed in a meeting of key actors within Uganda’s renewable energy sector, in […]

Unlocking support for local clean energy companies

Unlocking support for local clean energy companies: insights from the solar PV industry in Uganda In Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), electrification through decentralized renewables-based solutions (particularly solar PV) has advanced significantly over the past decade. Going forward, this transition to clean energy has a significant potential in addressing integrated challenges including access to energy, job creation, […]